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We are most grateful to Cherry Taylor for allowing us to use her research which forms the basis of these pages
and the splendid drawings which show the church's development through the ages.

As can be seen from the plan above, St Nicolas' has seen many changes in its time, and succeeding generations have left their mark on the structure.  Yet surprisingly later changes have not changed the overall impression of a perfect, cruciform Anglo-Norman church.  In the following pages we shall attempt to show why St Nicolas' stands where it does, and how history and the surroundings have influenced the development of this most fascinating church, truly a jewel in the crown of Sussex.

You can navigate through the whole timeline in sequence by clicking on the Next/Previous arrows, or use the menu below to jump to any period of history which particularly interests you.  We hope to add to these pages in future, so please submit any comments or suggestions via the response form.

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Earliest Times

The Saxons The Normans Late Medieval
Tudor Times Stuarts and Georgians Victorian age to Modern Times Today